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Gift of Reading

Gift of Reading is a fiscally sponsored initiative of the FJC. Our mission is to empower children to inform and change their world at any age by starting within their own community. We promote servant leadership, literacy and a love of reading through book ownership to spread this idea.

Gift of Reading was started by a 2nd grade student with a big passion for reading and sharing that with others. Today, we are a non-profit focused on sustainability and scalability as we expand the program to additional schools. Read our story. 

The Importance of Book Ownership
  • 60% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. 
  • For lower income families, price is the #1 barrier to book ownership.
  • Without access to books of their own, children are less likely to have positive experiences of reading, less likely to do well at school and less likely to be engaged in reading in any form.

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Contact Information

Monica Orozco
1910 Pacific Avenue
Suite 7006
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: 214-704-2013